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What is a Life Coach?

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Life coaching is a type of coaching, or counseling, that can be used  to help people who are in major transition phases in their lives.


Professionals in this field often try to help people plan goals and  takes steps to realize those goals. Simply put, a life coach offers  advice and guidance to deal with change that will put them on a path to  success.

There might be a number of reasons why a person might seek the  guidance of a professional life coach. For instance, they might be stuck  in a rut in their lives and looking for a way to move forward. Others,  however, seek the guidance of life coaches for help at different turning  points in their lives, such as:


  • Choosing a college
  • Starting a career
  • Advancing a career
  • Moving on from divorce
  • Buying a home
  • Reorganizing financial goals
  • Life coaching clients might also be looking for guidance on personal goals as well, like losing weight or getting healthier.

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There are certain traits and skills that an individual should possess  in order to succeed in a life coaching career. Life coaches should be  energetic, inspirational, motivational, and organizational. Excellent  listening and communication skills are also a must.

The field of life coaching has been around for years. It became more  popular during the 1970’s and 1980’s, however, as it took on the form of  executive coaching, or business coaching. This type of coaching was  often used to help executives and CEOs communicate better with their  underlings and further their careers. In the 1990’s, business coaching  started to make the transition to general life coaching. Today, life  coaching is available and useful for everyone, not just executives, and  the field is growing steadily.

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